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Resisting the Bad Boy

(Can't Resist #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  7,331 ratings  ·  561 reviews
He's the ruthless lawyer with a not-so-little black book, and one simple rule as unyielding as his heart: Nothing more than a month.

She's the doctoral student helping to raise his niece. His brother's best friend. And the valium for his soul he had no business wanting.

To be fair, she did ask him for advice--on what she could do to stop being 'the nice girl' for a little bi
ebook, 170 pages
Published March 29th 2013 (first published March 28th 2013)
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Aug 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
I actually really liked this book, except for the last page which ruined the whole thing for me. It was initially a sweet funny romance. The heroine and hero had great chemistry. They were good characters by themselves and together they were even better. The romance developed in a natural way and felt earned. THEN...THEN...the ending. Its a cliff hanger when it shouldn't be and completely negated everything I just read. The time I invested in these characters (which wasn't much since its only 13 ...more
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
I would have given 5 stars but the last page killed it for me!
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Let me start with a rant.
This so-called first book in a trilogy is NOT a book in my opinion. It's only and merely a part of a book, as in a bundle of chapters with a common denominator. It's exactly the same thing for the so-called second and third books, which are merely the second and third part of one unique book. They definitely cannot be read independently and having only one without the other is a sure source of intense frustration for the reader.
Even though I got the whole bundle at once
I used to love reading bad boy romances when I was younger… now, not so much as I used to be. I really like my romances to have a good backstory, great characters and a well-written romance. The ending was very cliffhangery and I also wasn’t a fan of the characters nor their behaviour towards each other too! For a short, steamy read, this may be the story for you.
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very cute book, with touch of electric chemistry and some intriguing plot developments. Although be forewarned - this is a series and I did not know that upon initial start. I was absorbed that by the end where it was left a cliffhanger, I was so disappointed. This could have been a one novel deal, but think author is analyzing all possible avenues to prolong it to a second and maybe even a third. Will wait and see if worth additional pages, but so far so good.
Apr 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
First read for me by this author, I won't be repeating the experience. I just couldn't get along with the writing style. It's trying to be too cute, and ends up feeling forced. The dialogue is flat and wooden, the characters are cardboard cutouts and have zero depth. ...more
Gina Drayer
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Violet Duke did a great job creating characters the were interesting and fun to read. BECAUSE I enjoyed the story, I'm willing to forgive the use of SERIES in the place of the more accurate SERIAL. This is the first of three short books that tell ONE story.

Abby, the ultimate nice girl, that has her own past she's trying to make up for. And she has the hots for her best friend's bad boy brother. And boy is Connor a bad in all the right ways. He's the typical emotionally unavailable Alpha male, bu
Anne OK
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
His brother's best friend becomes a temptation too sweet to resist. Conner is finally caught up in a web of his own making. He's somewhat of a legend when it comes to his month-long hook-up schedules. But this time around, Abby is causing him to consider extending the term lengths. But will she agree to his terms?

Until the unexpected turn of events presents us with a cliffhanger? COME ON! REALLY?
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
Wow! Talk about nailing it first time out of the chute. Violet Duke's Resisting the Bad Boy placed her solidly on my list of auto-buy authors. She engages you in the first paragraph and never lets your attention stray. Her characters are lively, fun, and snappy with their banter. I found myself smiling, chuckling, and laughing out loud throughout the book. The only thing I like more in my choice of reading material is a hot, sexy scene and she deftly fills the pages with plenty of those as well. ...more
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Totally love this book if you have a spare couple of hours then i highly recommend reading this entertaining sexy read.It's fast flowing, will make you think how also will make you laugh and then make you hope.Oh and the sex is pretty hot to. :)

You have Abby who is just too cute and so so nice but she knows who she is and she doesn't let anything get to her. Her character is beautifully written, who wouldn't like a women who is there for her best friend and his daughter. She has a great
Brandy Jellum
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started this book but I can tell you what.....I was absolutely blown away. Violet Duke does a phenomenal job bring to life characters that you can't just help but fall in love with them. Dear Sweet Abby has no idea what she is getting into when Connor comes back into her life except that she won't be disappointed. The attraction between these two are crystal clear and you can help but to root for them the entire time. So much happens in this book that yo ...more
Teri Erickson
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! Sucked in from the very beginning and loved it the whole way through! Cliff hanger ending for sure can't wait to dive into book 2!!! ...more
Aղցela W.
This was book 1 in a new series to me and my first time reading this author. Connor Sullivan is a hot sexy lawyer who never sees the same woman for more than a month. He is helping his brother Brian who is struggling after his wife Beth died a year ago leaving him to care for his daughter. Abby Bartlett has been friends with Brian since high school she is also helping him take care of daughter. When Connor and Abby begin hooking up things begins happening. Connor begins falling in love with her ...more
May Andreas
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
If after you start reading the book and actually decide you like the Connor/ Abby pairing DO NOT READ PAST "Brian reached out..." on the last page. (view spoiler).

From beginning until right about the last sentence of this book, I was in love.
NEVER, and I emphasise very heavily on the never, have I ever truly liked the heroines in romance novels. They're always too clingy, too desperate, too manipulative or just pl
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Abby is funny, easy going, and has a heart of gold! Out with her best friend Brian one night, they run into his brother Connor. Connor is very impressed when he sees Abby again...he is also under the mistaken impression that she and Brian are an item. This is cleared up though after Connor makes an even worse assumption about Abby, then shows up at her house with flowers to apologize.

The sparks fly between them, but Abby knows Connor is definitely not relationship material...and Connor knows Abb
Christine Lacombe
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE) I really loved Connor and more than that, I loved Connor with Abby!! You could just feel their connection jump off the pages and their sex scenes were just hot. Neither one wants to say that it is love but I felt and read in between the lines that it is love. Connor is just too afraid to commit with what happens to his own parents and Brian's wife dying like she did makes him not to want to let love in his life. Abby has been secretly in love with Connor ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fun and sexy! Loved the witty dialog and the way Abby and Connor's relationship progressed throughout. Abby was sweet and genuine. Meanwhile, Connor was complex, sexy and very protective. The sex was steamy, but not overly graphic, which I appreciated. I was very impressed with the depth of both of the characters, Connor especially. While I had picked up the book thinking it was just going to be playful based on the excerpt, it actually turned out to be a very satisfying story with emotional bac ...more
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy Swizzle Sticks!What a witty, romantic, laugh-out-loud read. Abby is a sassy woman who can bring a man to his knees with her spunky personality. Connor is So miss understood you just want to find him and love him. Abby will have a hard time in Connors life and really has been living Brian's for so long without realizing it. Cannot wait for Book 2 to see Brian and Abby's story. The end will have you looking for more! ...more
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
That was dirty dirty mean cliff hanger in the history of cliff hangers and I have to wait for book 2. Oh the ensuing Drama. Why is Connor so nice, charming, sweet, adorable and hot? It's not fair.

This was a sweet, cute, fluffy, fast-paced(in a good way read). Very satisfying story. Can't wait for more :)
Sian Apperley
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW, I loved this. The characters are great and the story is well written. Just enough sex to make you feel hot but nothing that makes you feel like you should be locked in a dark room reading it on your own. Abby and Connor fall head over heels and Connor is not a man who falls in love with his month long flings. Book 2 downloaded and I'm ready see what happens next! ...more
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read, I loved it.......... I can't wait until the next book. ...more
Lexi Ryan
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A cute and sweet tale on the surface, Resisting the Bad Boy is a treat with a rich center, a sexy, often emotional read that will resonate with the "nice girl" in all of us. ...more
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A fun, sassy, laugh out loud story with lots of heart. I highly recommend Resisting the Bad Boy when you need a sexy escape from the every day. Violet hit it out of the park.
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book!! It grabbed me from the very beginning. The ending was quite shocking! Thankful I bought books 2 & 3 right away.
This book was really good....everything I look for in a 5 star read. Will write a FULL review on the Complete Series version. It will be an overall review for the series.
Feb 14, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For a freebie, this was awesome!
Erica Paré
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well I am glad that in the beginning of the book it states it ends on a cliff hanger, because it sure does! I was so engaged with the story I almost forgot. Thankfully Kobo exists and you can get the next book right away lol I cannot wait to see what happens after the 30 days. I hope Connor realizes just how nice of a person he is inside too. Abby has no problem seeing it. I do have to say I love how Abby is genuinely nice and caring and will stick up for someone she doesnt even know. A true her ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
Resisting the Bad Boy is the first in a series by Violet Duke, the series being The Can't Resist series. This book is not a stand alone and as always I feel I want to stress that to the hills as too many judge the book giving it poor ratings with it being part of a serial.

I actually quite liked this book although felt the start was a little slow. Initially I felt the book concentrated too much on Conner's brother, but realised as the book went on that he was a huge part of the book and the decis
Arlena Dean
By: Violet Duke
Published By: V.D.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series: Nice Girl to Love #1

"Resisting the Bad Boy" by Violet Duke was a very captivating as well as a amazing contemporary romance and the first in this authors' series 'Nice girl to Love #1.' You will get easily caught up in the novel not being able to put it down until the very end. The three main characters Abby, Brian and Connor were all very well developed only to deliver to the reader a excellen
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet's laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 charts a ...more

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